Gus Brown honored by national trial lawyers organization

The law firm of Brown, Brown & Young, P.A., has announced that its principal member Augustus F. "Gus" Brown has been named a Diplomate of the American Association for Justice, formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

The honor was promulgated at the recent annual convention of the AAJ in San Francisco.

Brown is the 118th attorney in AAJ history to have achieved Diplomate status.

The AAJ honors its attorney members who pursue advanced legal learning and professional development, enhancing their ability to best serve their clients, and acknowledging their dedication, commitment and enthusiasm.

The AAJ awards three levels of distinction: Advocate, Fellow and Diplomate. In order to achieve these distinctions, an attorney must attend AAJ Education trial skills college, seminar, tele-seminar, or convention classes, and thereby earn credits to apply toward the program. A total of 30 credit hours achieves Advocate status; 200 hours Fellow status. A total of 400 AAJ education credit hours, including attendance at the Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course results in achieving Art of Persuasion — a program reserved for AAJ's most accomplished trial attorneys. This results in Diplomate status, the highest order of distinction.

As a Diplomate of the American Association for Justice, Brown receives acknowledgment on-line on the AAJ site, as well as printed acknowledgment in Trial magazine and various AAJ publications. He was also honored at a special awards ceremony at the AAJ annual convention.

Founded in 1901 by Gus Brown's grandfather A. Freeborn Brown Jr., the law firm of Brown, Brown & Young, with offices in Bel Air and Elkton, has been in practice longer than any other law firm in Harford or Cecil county. For more information on the firm, please visit or call 410-879-2220.

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